Carpinus caroliniana

Carpinus caroliniana

  • BOTANICAL NAME: Carpinus caroliniana
  • PRONUNCIATION: car-PINE-us car-o-lin-ee-A-na
  • COMMON NAME: American Hornbeam
  • FAMILY: Betulaceae
  • NATIVITY: America
  • GROWTH HABIT: 20 to 30'
  • HARDINESS: Zone 3 - 9.
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  • FOLIAGE: Alternate, simple, 2 1/2 to 5" long, 1 to 2"wide, ovate-oblong shape, acuminate apex, margin is sharp and double serrate, base rounded or heart shape. Yellow, orange, reddish purple in fall time. - stem color
  • BUDS: Imbricate small 1/6 to 1/4" long 4-ranked scales, narrow ovate to oblong shape, pointed reddish brown-black buds. Scales are often downy on edges.
  • BARK: Smooth, thick, dark gray.
  • FLOWERS: Monoecious. Male 1 to 1 1/2" long, female 2 to 4" long.
  • FRUIT: Small bibbed, irregular 3 lobed bract, 1"long, green to yellow-green to brown mature.
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